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Keep it clean, Faroes – World Cleanup Day 2019 is coming up this Saturday

World Cleanup Day is held this Saturday, 21 September, and the Faroe Islands will be taking part again this year, with Rudda Føroyar (Cleanup Faroes) organizing cleanups throughout the country.

Now, Rudda Føroyar urges people to join Saturdays campaign.

“Everyone, young and old, individuals, companies and organizations are welcome to join us in the places, where local coordinators have organized the day,” writes Rudda Føroyar in a press release to Local.fo.

Last year, which was the organizations inaugural year, more than 1,000 Faroe Islanders cleaned more than 22 tonnes of rubbish.

Rudda Føroyar explains that “that amount requires lots of strong women and men – even boats and lorries with cranes”, before stating that however, “not everyone needs to have strong arms.

“We also need people with good eyesight and good motor skills to collect stumps, plastic, etc. from roads, between rocksand in the grass.

“Although we want everyone to join the Rudda Føroyar team, this is not a requirement. We’re sure everyone thinks it would be nice to give their own local neighbor a little tender loving care. Taking part in this project requires very little effort: step outside, pick rubbish up, throw it in the bin –easy! And let us know how many kilos of rubbish you threw away.

“Should you choose to join the Rudda Føroyar team, we would be delighted. We will be sorting and weighing the rubbish we collect – doesn’t sound that exciting, does it? But, actually, it is! At the end of the day, we guarantee that you will have enjoyed yourself with friends, acquaintances and strangers –we will, in any case, do our very best to create a good and memorable experience for all participants.

“Food and drinks will be provided,” concludes Rudda Føroyar.

Rudda Føroyar will be held in the following places: Funningsfjørður, Hoyvík, Kollafjørður, Nólsoy, Skála, Streymnes, Sumba, Tórshavn, Tvøroyri and Vágur.

Sign up for the event here.

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